Gen Con 2015: Cthulhu is Coming!
Last year, Team Warpo attended Gen Con having just completed their successful Kickstarter to create the retro action figure line, Legends of Cthulhu, which has now become truly legendary. This year, Warpo returns to Gen Con as a proud recipient of Gen Con’s Marketing Fellowship, with a booth filled with Cthulhu activities and the critically acclaimed Legends of Cthulhu action figures, and as host of the epic Cthulhu All-Stars Summit, which will culminate in a live séance for the ghost of H.P. Lovecraft.
Warpo, along with co-sponsor Paizo, has assembled some of the industry’s leading Cth-experts to host the first Cthulhu All-Stars Summit, taking place Saturday at Noon in Paizo seminar room #233. Join moderators Paizo creative director James Jacobs and Warpo president Bryan Katzel, along with Sandy Petersen, Kenneth Hite, and occult expert Brandon Hodge, as they discuss the impact of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories and characters on popular culture and their work. The panel will hold some fantastic surprises, prizes, and will culminate with a live séance conducted by Brandon Hodge to entice Lovecraft himself to join the festivities.
Gen Con attendees will want to visit the Warpo booth (#2939 in the Exhibit Hall), where they will be greeted by the mighty Cthulhu himself, get their picture taken in front of the giant photo wall than puts them inside their own action figure packaging, and collect all four free daily Legends of Cthulhu buttons. Gen Con fans will also get their first look at the new 12” Cthulhu Standard Edition, 12” Cthulhu Glow in the Dark Edition, and the Legends of Cthulhu Collector Club Kit, all of which will be on display in the Warpo booth, and the full line of Legends of Cthulhu 3.75” action figures and select Kickstarter premiums, such as the LoC coloring book and posters, will be available for purchase.
Warpo’s costumed Cthulhu will be making his way around Gen Con, as well as hanging out in the Warpo booth, providing an opportunity for fans to take and post a pic to social media, with the hashtag #CthulhuIsComing. One lucky winner will be chosen from the social media feeds each day to win one of the Signature Series Legends of Cthulhu figures, and in the final drawing on Saturday, a chance to win the one-of-a-kind 12” Cthulhu Glow in the Dark Edition prototype. Winner must be present at the Warpo booth at the time of the drawing.
Gen Con, North America’s largest hobby gaming convention, takes place in Indianapolis, IN July 30 – August 2, 1015.